Driver helps investigation

Four-year-old Emma Lifsey, who has tragically died after the car she was travelling in was hit by a train.
Four-year-old Emma Lifsey, who has tragically died after the car she was travelling in was hit by a train.

A TRACTOR driver has come forward to help detectives with their investigation into the tragic death of a four-year-old girl who was killed at a level crossing.

Emma Lifsey suffered serious injuries after the car she was in was hit by a train at the Beech Hill crossing in Misson Springs.

The Haxey tot was airlifted to Sheffield Children’s Hospital but died a few hours later from her injuries.

A 67-year-old woman, also in the Black Volvo car, suffered serious neck injuries and bruising and was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary where she remains stable.

British Transport Police has launched an investigation into the fatal crash and how the car came to be on the tracks.

A BTP spokesman said a tractor driver had come forward to assist with inquiries. Officers believed he would have been close to the crossing when the car was hit by a single carriage East Midlands Trains service travelling between Lincoln and Doncaster on December 4 around 12.30pm. Emma’s inquest was opened and adjourned in Nottingham last Friday.